I can't believe I'm saying this but IT'S COLD. While maximum temperature during daytime is a pleasant 25-27C, the mornings and nights are down to 14C or sometimes lower. NOT cold enough for you? Well, uhm, 14C is cold for desert dwellers who are used to 40C days of summer and average of about 28C … Continue reading the unexpected cold
I knew these morning clouds were up to something. By 9 am last Thursday, it rained again for an hour flooding the streets and creating massive traffic. Some roads are blocked, some have closed 2 lanes out of 4 as no one wants to pass in the deep flood water. Splash! Weee! Even the flyover was … Continue reading when it rains, it (simply) floods
The big, fat suspicious clouds yesterday gave way to rain! This is the first real rain we had in the Emirates since February or March this year. I spent too much time staying up late last night watching lightning in the skies and hearing rolls of thunder, however faint sounding. Weather like this makes me … Continue reading we got lightning, thunder and rain too!
Today, the 21st of June is the longest day of the year and for the first time in years, I am aware that today is summer solstice when I woke up this morning! Before, I would only know the day after when I read in the news that this place and that place received x … Continue reading longest day is dusty
First, they made man-made islands, marina, port and harbor, artificial snow (ski resort), and now, would you believe, they are bent on creating artificial rain? Yesterday's rain was induced, man-made, artificial, fake! I knew something wasn't right! The articles can be found in Gulf News titled, Cloud seeding experiment has thundering success (with photos) and … Continue reading in Dubai, the possibilities are endless
A horrific accident happened last Tuesday in the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway caused by fog and clear reckless driving left hundreds injured and 8 people dead. Of the hundred vehicle pile up, 25 vehicles caught fire. ~ Looks like a scene from a Hollywood action movie but sadly, it isn't ~ Police officers say that the … Continue reading horrific accident could have been avoided
Driving was a risky task this morning as thick fog enveloped the whole city dropping the visibility to 100 meters. There were 168 accidents reported for today alone. The fog descended over Dubai at around 3:30 am and only cleared by 8:30 am.It is not unusual to have fog at this time of the year.It … Continue reading thick fog envelops Dubai again
While I am happy that my request for rain had been answered, too much of it is bad enough. It was nice to sleep with the sound of pitter-patter in the background, something that I was missing for more than a year now but the scene we woke up to was scary. There is a newly … Continue reading non-stop rain floods Dubai
When it rains, it pours! Global warming of sorts must be sending dangerous signals because it is still raining mad here in the UAE, resulting in floods, congested roads and lots of accidents this morning. The normal journey that would usually take 20 minutes from home to work became more than 2.5 hours. ~ pump trucks … Continue reading heavy rains continue to lash UAE
Last updated January 13, 2008, 16:00, Gulf News: Monday, January 14, has been declared a holiday for public and private sectors in Dubai due to the closure of some main roads, bridges and tunnels. I would suppose this is because of the bad weather and scattered rain showers all over the city since Thursday last week. Dubai's … Continue reading a first: national holiday because of rain!